memories from high school

27 Sep 2010

2008.11.12 - The letter


i'm moving overseas next month and starting to clear out my bedroom. i decided to start in my wardrobe at my gift bags full of old birthday cards. dad congratulated me on reaching the "age of consent" when i turned 16 (still not sure how i feel about that) and found a bunch of letters from my guy friends in high school. i asked them all to give me a letter for my birthday. the results were interesting. the more they wrote, the "deeper" they got, but mostly it was rambling about how they had no idea what to write. maybe it was my teenage misguided way of trying to get them to open up. i think i've given up now. they'll open up if they want to open up! and if they're a musician... maybe ask them to put it in a song.

music // angus & julia stone

26 Sep 2010

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

i'm not sure if i even have words for how special the angus & julia stone concert was last night. they are magnificent and amazing. i was lucky enough to get a photo pass thanks to my friend kate and my photos will appear on newsunlimited in the next week or so. their show sold out so fast and they ended up doing a total of five shows in brisbane.

angus and julia came out by themselves for the first song, santa monica dream and you could feel how still the entire room was. then they started bella and after the first chorus the curtain rose and everyone started cheering because the stage was beautiful. an entire backdrop of lights, a lamp post and a huge tree twinkling with more lights. i knew i wasn't going to be able to see much after i left the photo pit, so i just kind of sat and enjoyed julia singing a few metres away from me for the first song.

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

music // velociraptor @ clubhouse

22 Sep 2010

Velociraptor @ Clubhouse

i checked out velociraptor on the weekend and drank a lot of beer. 12 band members is a lot - a whole lot. although i can say i know 1/6 of the band so that's a pretty good fraction. when there's something like 8 guitars on stage, that's a whole lotta sound coming at your face. also, jeremy is a natural frontman. go jeremy!

Velociraptor @ Clubhouse

Velociraptor @ Clubhouse

Velociraptor @ Clubhouse

Velociraptor @ Clubhouse






music // ok go

21 Sep 2010


i've successfully converted my mum into an ok go fan. she's a sucker for cute animals and creativity.

quotes // alain de botton

20 Sep 2010

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rainbow vs beige

13 Sep 2010


a letter to boys.

dear boy,

i know you don't like being alone, but it really frustrates me when couples are together when they probably shouldn't be.

i'm not sure what possessed you to complain about your girlfriend to me, but i don't like hearing about it. it's disrespectful to your girlfriend and to your relationship.

please grow some balls and talk to your girlfriend. i know you don't like conflict and hurting feelings because it makes you feel like an arsehole, but if you were honest we'd respect you more.

i'm not sure why you insist on being with girls you complain about and aren't 100% happy to be with. stop choosing beige girls and wait until you meet a rainbow girl. you'll be a lot happier. and i won't have to listen to you complaining because you'll actually be happy.

love, me.


“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation... so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type... I'm like, "hey girl, magenta!" and she's like, "oh, you mean purple!" and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, "no - I want magenta!"”
- John Mayer

music // TIGER BEAMS

12 Sep 2010






so i have lots of talented friends. in high school, i wanted nothing more than to have a friend in a band. i certainly got my wish because just about every boy i know is in at least one band! more talent than you can poke a stick at.

i recently met jeremy and jesse through other friends and their band is TIGER BEAMS. they've just made a new video clip for beams of light and it's pretty fricking cool. they're also in another band called velociraptor who i'm seeing next weekend!

quotes // alain de botton

9 Sep 2010

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animals // vizcacha

3 Sep 2010


this adorable little furry thing is a vizcacha. found on cute overload.

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